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"artful" in British English

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artfuladjective

uk   /ˈɑːt.fəl/ us   /ˈɑːrt.fəl/
artfully
adverb uk   /ˈɑːt.fəl.i/ us   /ˈɑːrt.fəl.i/
His clothes were artfully arranged to look stylishly casual.
artfulness
noun [U] uk   /ˈɑːt.fəl.nəs/ us   /ˈɑːrt.fəl.nəs/
(Definition of artful from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"artful" in American English

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artfuladjective

us   /ˈɑrt·fəl/
intelligent and skillful, esp. in persuading, sometimes without being completely honest: His politics was an artful blend of high-minded patriotism and malicious gossip about his opponents.
artfully
adverb us   /ˈɑrt·fə·li/
The machinery is artfully concealed in a polished cabinet.
(Definition of artful from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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